Cruel Truth About Recruiters and Your ResumeMay 20, 2014
Job seekers spend hours perfecting their resumes in hopes of impressing job recruiters and hiring managers.
Recruiters say they spend an average of 4 to 5 minutes reading it over, but new research says that it all wrong.
Job-matching service The Ladders used eye-tracking software to study the way people vet resumes. It turns out, a resume gets only 6 seconds of attention.
In those 6 seconds, recruiters spend 80 percent of their time focusing on the following key information:
Previous position start and end dates
Current position start and end dates
Anything else you provided probably never got looked at.